A recap of the time and energy invested into last night's game, to justify why tonight I will watch 'Lost' instead.
In the past 18 hours:
--- Watch baseball game from Tuesday, 7 p.m. to Wednesday, 12:45 a.m.
--- Think about game for another half hour, delete profane comments from Mets fans before going to bed.
--- Wake up and think about game in shower and while I'm feeding the cat. Delete more profane comments that were published while I slept.
--- Think about game during 30-minute ride to work. Running late because I've overslept, due to length of the game.
--- Read and respond to 50-plus comments about the game.
--- Participate in three or four water cooler conversations about the game.
--- Talk to Stu the security guard about the game.
--- Write follow-up blog entry about the game.
--- Read and respond to three e-mails about the game.
--- Read Baseball Prospectus story on Manuel's strategy during the game.
--- Read Metsblog for the out-of-town take on the game.
--- During commute home, listen to Howard Eskin and callers discuss the game.
--- Receive cell phone call about the game.
--- Nearly 24 hours since Steve Trachsel threw the first pitch, complete this post on why I refuse to watch tonight's game.